After the chaos this weekend at the Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival, we can say officially that Roosevelt Island is no longer a hidden gem for finding beautiful trees in bloom. Indeed, cherry blossom season has turned into a huge national circus as everyone tries to take the perfect Instagram. Since the social media pressure is on, I thought I might share with you a few cherry blossom photo tips so you can get the best bang for your blossom.
I have lived in New York City for 16 years, and quite frankly, some parts of the city are simply crying out for an engagement shoot. While most people gravitate to Central Park and other iconic locations, there are a few spots around town that are underutilized – namely, Roosevelt Island, and today’s topic, Gantry Plaza State Park. In today’s blog, I give you all the details of Samantha and Cameron’s Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot from inner Long Island city to the waterfront and beyond.
Looking for a fun idea for your upcoming engagement shoot? How about re-creating your first date! I had the pleasure of photographing Miriam and Chaim’s Greenwich Village engagement portrait on Wednesday, and they gave me quite the challenge: to document the day they started dating. In today’s blog, get all the details of their engagement portrait – from Washington Square Park to the Hudson River – and get some tips for telling your own love story.
The benefits of combining your rehearsal dinner and engagement portrait
Before I tell you about Rachel and Ben’s Larchmont Shore Club wedding this weekend, I need to begin with details about their New Rochelle ketubah signing and rehearsal dinner. For Rachel and Ben, engagement photos weren’t a high priority. Rather, they were more interested in photos of family friends at their rehearsal dinner. So why not combine everything into one fun photo session? Mission accomplished. In today’s blog post, I share with you photos from the day before their big day – a New Rochelle ketubah signing, rehearsal dinner, and mini portrait session all rolled into one!
With the end of summer drawing near, I thought it might be a good time to offer a few beach engagement tips drawn from Angii and Paul’s recent Long Beach engagement session. While this couple scheduled their engagement session AFTER they walked down the aisle (and I’ll have photos from their Montauk Lighthouse wedding soon!), the lessons learned from their photo session will help you plan the perfect seaside photo shoot, no matter when you book your session.
For Jason and Michelle, their New York public library engagement love story began a few years ago when Jason would drop Michelle off at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue to study for her medical degree. After meeting on the app Hinge, this iconic building in the heart of Manhattan became near and dear to their hearts, so it only made sense that we would go here for their engagement session. But to start things off, we begin our tale at the Library Hotel on 41st Street where Jason surprised Michelle with a marriage proposal.
It may still feel like winter in New York, but believe it or not, the cherry blossoms are beginning to bloom. I visited Flushing Meadows Corona Park today for a venue visit, and here is my report on the cherry blossoms in Queens.
Time is ticking down for my favorite holiday of the year to arrive… Halloween! To get everyone in a spooktacular mood, I thought I would share photos from Nancy and Jeff’s engagement shoot at this year’s Comic Con. For those of you who don’t know, Comic Con is the preeminent conference for anime, sci-fi, superheroes, and other caped crusaders of all sorts. Nancy and Jeff’s shoot went off without a hitch, and I have compiled a few tips if you were planning your own Comic Con engagement shoot or any other type of similar adventure at a big event.
I’m using today’s blog as a news roundup to let everyone know about some important upcoming calendar dates.
Looking for a leafy green venue for your engagement shoot, but not interested in the crowds of Central Park? Well have I got some suggestions for you. In today’s blog on NYC engagement shoot locations, I list what I think are the 11 most underrated alternatives to Central Park. You don’t have to be photographed with the masses; there are options available!